Ubuntu – How to resume a release upgrade


Yesterday I started the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04, but I interrupted it because it was taking too long. Now if I restart it, it doesn't proceed.

Is there any possibility to clean the mess it left when I interrupted it and make a clean restart of this update?

Best Answer

  • Try these steps, from the command line:

    Fix broken dependencies:

    $ sudo apt-get install -f

    If it still doesn't work, try this to fix/reconfigure the existing, unpacked-but-not-yet-configured packages:

    $ sudo dpkg --configure -a

    Then try the upgrade again.

    If it fails again, you may want to delete all the already- downloaded packages (they should be stored in /var/cache/apt/archives), do

    $ sudo apt-get clean

    That will clean up the packages but if you're still stuck in some weird state, I'm not sure what else to suggest.

    $ sudo apt-get autoremove -y

    That will remove any now obsolete packages.

    Of course, before you do anything you should back up any important contents of your /home/dave directory (or whatever your $HOME directory is).